The Latest from Washington

The latest edition of the NAHRO Monitor is now available online. Be sure to check out HUD Publishes Guidance on Eligible Uses of Operating Fund and Voucher Program Information to Help PHAs Begin CY 2012.

On Monday, January 30, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced new regulations intended to ensure open public housing to all eligible persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Supported by the Obama Administration and U.S. Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass), the final rule will go into effect 30 days after the rule is published.

In a study released on Monday by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, researchers found that cities are more racially integrated than any time since 1910. Click here to read the full report.

The number of public housing authorities banning smoking in units continues to be a growing trend. The Housing Authority of the City of Freeport (HACF) announced today that as of June 1 all units will be smoke free.